Cupra has become the latest in a series of manufacturers that have entered the world of Formula E. The 2023 Formula E season will feature a number of new technical and sporting regulations. Cupra has teamed up with ABT Sportline and will compete in the new season of Formula E.
Cupra has successfully made a name for itself in electric motorsports in the five years since it separated from its parent company SEAT. As an Extreme E off-road competitor, she finished in the middle of the standings in both seasons.
The FIA ETCR Championship for electric cars was won by her last year and this year. With that in mind, Cupra is preparing to participate in Formula E from now on. The company says that its ambitions align with Formula E's, which is to connect with those who value sustainability and are passionate about racing and performance.
The brand's CEO, Wayne Griffiths, said:
"Racing is at the core of Cupra’s DNA – and at Cupra we go out to win. It’s the right time to take the next leap forward and join the world’s greatest electric motorsport competition, and I can’t wait to see the Abt Cupra Formula E team competing in the heart of some of the world’s most iconic cities.
"Joining Formula E, a unique motorsport platform, underlines our ambition of becoming a truly global relevant brand, with the aim of inspiring the world from Barcelona”. Formula E is introducing major rule changes, which means, among other things, that the cars for 2023 are more powerful and faster than the previous ones.
The Gen3 car has a front and rear engine, while the total power is 470 hp. The maximum speed is more than 320 km/h. Regenerative braking of a total of 600 kW (250 kW at the front and 350 kW at the rear) is so powerful that the cars have no need for classic rear hydraulic brakes. The season starts on January 14 in Mexico and will last seven months.